Strengthen Your Marriage: 11 Tips for an Unbreakable Bond of Love
At My Sun & Shade Ministries, we're passionate about helping couples cultivate love and respect in their marriages. That's why we've put together a list of 11 amazing, time-tested tips that will brighten your home and make your heart sing.
With these practical tips, you can rest assured that your husband will appreciate the effort you're putting into your relationship. So don't let discouragement get in the way of your beautiful, loving marriage. Take a moment to embrace this opportunity, grab a cup of coffee, and read through our guide with an open heart.
By following these tips, you'll be on your way to a brighter future with your spouse. Remember, with faith and perseverance, anything is possible. Start building an unbreakable bond of love today!
God's Calling for Women: A Biblical Perspective
In Proverbs 31, the husband and children of a home praise and value the wife and mother, acknowledging her worth to be more precious than expensive gems. The Bible emphasizes the importance of a woman's role in her home, as she is called to be a nurturer, caregiver, helpmeet to her husband, and homemaker.
It is essential to recognize that this ministry is not insignificant or unworthy but should be given the highest priority in a woman's life. God has called all women to a holy vocation of love and good works towards their families and home.
For those who embrace this esteemed position, unspeakable joy awaits! As you read through these "11 Tips for a Loving Marriage," may you be inspired to fulfill this "God-given calling" for women and begin tending to this holy vocation today. Remember, you will be honored and praised by all those you minister to!
Create a Loving Home Atmosphere
Guard your heart and mind by considering these "11 Tips for the Best Marriage" with prayer and apply them to your relationship today. Test them out and see which tips and practices work for you! Incorporate practical faith into your heart and allow God's love to shine through in your home.
"Who can find a virtuous woman?" (Proverbs 31:10-12) The heart of her husband trusts in her and she does good and not evil all the days of her life. Unlearn negative thinking and behaviors as soon as they arise. Ask the Lord to help you avoid negative behavior that can drive away love and positivity from your home. Instead, focus on doing good for your husband to strengthen your relationship.
Above all, strive to live in harmony with your husband so that your prayers are not hindered. The Lord wants to bless your marriage, so let love flow in your home. Remember, you are the key to a happy home!
1. Respect Your Husband even When You Disagree.
This is the topmost important tip to apply to your marriage - starting today. Every person deserves the right to be themselves. We each have different tastes, styles, and preferences and these should not be mocked or belittled but celebrated in marriage. God has brought two unique people together to create a new family unit, respecting the differences between you and your spouse is the first key to having a great marriage.
More than anything, husbands are looking for respect. In Ephesians 5:33, Paul writes, “let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”
2. Show Your Husband Kindness and Appreciation.
When appreciation is shown for loving actions and displays of affection, it can only mean one thing: a great marriage! Knowing that your spouse appreciates the things you do and the effort you put forth into the relationship is an amazing feeling - it makes you want to do more and more! This creates an ecosystem that thrives!
When there is a cycle of giving and receiving with appreciative hearts, there is blessing upon blessing for a beautiful marriage. So, practice showing appreciation today!
3. Show Your Husband Forgiveness and Grace, as You Would Want to Be Forgiven By God.
This tip carries a lot of weight because holding onto forgiveness literally weighs you down. This weight is compounded day after day if forgiveness is not exercised within the relationship. Remember, none of us are perfect, we are all different and see things differently. Misunderstandings happen to the best of us, and usually this is where issues begin.
Letting go of grudges and hurts is easier said than done - but is necessary for a great marriage. Some grievances are very hard to overcome, but God turns all wrongs to right if we forgive and trust Him. This is the first step to healing deep wounds: forgive and trust God to make all wrongs right.
4. Listen to Your Husband.
It really, really hurts when your spouse does not take time to listen to your stories, cares, and concerns. I understand! If this is your case, make it a matter of prayer, but also, be counter active, making sure you are being a good listener too. On top of that, express to your spouse that you feel loved and cared for when he does listen to you. This will appeal to their sense of worth as a person and may even open opportunities for you to share what is on your heart.
Be mindful of how much your spouse can handle and approach sensitive topics delicately. I have found if I give my husband a warning that I need to speak to him about something later, it helps him prepare for the conversation. That may sound funny, but it has worked for us over the years.
5. Show Your Husband How Much You Care.
Show your spouse you care about them by doing little actions that will mean the most to them. I know the things that will bless my husband - and sometimes, I go out of my way to make those things happen. Little sacrifices of our time like this pays off. We will begin to see the cycle of giving and receiving flow in our marriage, which always leads to blessing.
Does he need a shirt ironed? A warm breakfast before work? A yummy lunch? New clothes? Fresh baked cookies? You know your husband best, and you know exactly what will put a smile on his face and wash the stress away!
6. Make Time for Your Husband.
Our most precious commodity is our time, and when a loved one knows you are giving them what is valued most, they feel treasured. Treasure your spouse, make him them feel special. Do those things that he loves to do and bless him with your time today.
7. Show Your Husband Affection.
There is no way around it, a soft touch melts hearts, just like a soft answer turns away wrath. Reach out and hug your husband, massage his shoulders, rub the back of his neck, hold his hand, whatever relaxes him the most, and enjoy the closeness of each other.
8. Feed Your Hungry Husband.
This is a biggie in our world. If there is no food for dinner, there is mayhem in the house. Somehow, this responsibility for food falls on the wife's shoulders, much like the lawn care falls on the husband's. Naturally, all of us are hungry in the evening and enjoy a warm meal. Husbands appreciate this SO much! Never, ever look over this. Do all that you can to be prepared to feed your hungry man when he comes home from work.
9. Love Your Husband.
Your husband enjoys hearing this as much as wives do, so let us not forget to mention those three words, I LOVE YOU, and really mean it. When you are doing something together, like shopping, or going out on a date, do not forget to express, “I love doing this with you…” It warms their heart to know you are happy.
10. Pray for Your Husband.
No matter how busy you are, always make time to pray for your husband. This makes all the difference in the world. Not only will you gain perspective and understanding of your relationship when you pray, but you will bless your husband in the spirit as well. Do not overlook this spiritual power, and always make time to pray!
11. Put God at the Center of Your Marriage.
When a marriage is centered around God there is no regret, no remorse, and no more hurt, because God is involved with every aspect of the relationship. Love has center stage and hurtful, hateful actions have been displaced. The key in this equation is to remain steadfast in your relationship with the Lord. This needs to be done individually, and together as a couple. Utmost importance needs to be given to center your time, energies, and focus around the Creator of marriage, who designed the union between a man and a women to be a mutual blessing and a symbol of His love for the church.
A couple can find true fulfillment and satisfaction in the marriage if God is at the center. This can only lead to blessing upon blessing, for God ways are right. He alone is the source of our life, and all good things come from our Father in heaven. Invite Him to be apart of your marriage today, and experience the joy, satisfaction, and life-giving grace He gives to those who call upon His name.
Introducing Prayer Prompts for Busy Christian Women from My Sun & Shade Ministries
Are you a busy Christian woman constantly on-the-go, in need of some spiritual guidance and prayer? My Sun & Shade Ministries has got you covered! We have assembled prayer prompts to help you find inner peace and happiness during stressful times. Simply download and print the prompts, and use them during daily devotions or while on-the-go. May they serve as an anchor of hope during the busiest of days.